Trim high branches without ever leaving the ground. This Ryobi Electric Pole Chainsaw features an adjustable shaft for an overall length of 9 ft. Designed with convenience in mind, the Ryobi Pole Chainsaw features an instant-starting 6-Amp electric motor and an automatic oiler system. This saw features an in-line motor for precise pruning, and the angled head provides ultimate control. The 8 in. chainsaw blade easily cuts through branches up to 6 in. thick, making it easier to trim even larger areas of growth. All backed by a 3-year warranty, the Ryobi Electric Pole Chainsaw is ready to make quick work of all your hard-to-reach pruning jobs.
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82%of customersrecommend this product128 of 157reviews
I have three 10 years old oak trees that need to be trimmed every two three years, so I purchased this Ryobi electric pole chain saw to do the job and save some money. After the first use, the saw already paid for itself. There are few things that u need to do in order to have a problem free job. number one is don't forget to adjust the chain tension every now and then during use, number two is u need to add bar and chain oil to the reservoir once a while during use, also you need to remove the chain guard plastic cover to remove debris buildup every now and then during use. You need to read the instruction carefully about safety folks, very important.
First time I have ever owned a pole saw, let alone an electric one. I bought this saw based on the positive reviews and I am not disappointed. I have used it on three occasions so far, trimming high overhanging branches that border our driveway on both sides. I have not had issues like other reviewers have complained about. I have had to adjust the chain once. The saw cuts through 6" limbs with ease. It uses a little bit of chain oil but I expected that. It is light weight and I just keep it extended all the time and store it that way. Even if it dies tomorrow, it has already paid for itself versus hiring a company and paying them $75 an hour.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
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Review 3 for 6-Amp Pole Chainsaw
It lasted 15 minutes
PostedMay 16, 2015
No, I do not recommend this product.
I bought this to trim some small limbs. I got about 6 done and the head snapped off. So I'm back to pruning manually. Don't buy this!!
Found this electric pole saw tucked away near the gas cans away from the other yard tools. Easy to assemble and use. Cut several 4" and 6" branches off a Tamarind tree. Only negative found was the telescoping tube on my unit wouldn't collapse all the way because of some interference with the electrical cord inside the tube. But enough to fit in the bed of my short bed. The chain did loosen a bit after a few minutes use so check often and adjust. You need to buy chain oil for the saw. Also a 7/16" wrench to chain adjustment.
normally I stay away from Ryobi, because they're designed for very light home use. Any thing else I've tried and they fall apart.
this product is wildly different though. It is amazing. great cutting power and durability. cutting chain went dull but after cutting multiple multiple trees. I'd recommend grabbing a better chain and don't forget the oil. I'd highly recommend which is very rare for me.
I tried to rent a gas powered pruner but they didn't have one. I bought this and an electric chainsaw for less than what I was going to pay to rent for the weekend. The first saw I bought lasted about an hour. I was working it harder than I should have. I took it back and was a little more gentle with the second one. I completed the job of cutting back a large oak tree. With some TLC this will cut well. I cut some 8" limbs. If you work it too hard It won't last. Keep the cuts square and keep it oiled and you shouldn't have any problems.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Easy to Store, Light Weight
Good product - easy to assemble and use. The main issue is it is a bit heavy when extended -- but when the motor and chain are at the end of the pole -- what do you expect? The weight helps when cutting (down force) but once you cut through the branch the fall weight can be tough to handle. I work out regularly so not a major issue for me -- but for people without the upper body strength it could be an issue. Also - after the first cut the chain became a bit loose -- easy to adjust and expected as this is common with chain saws --just a heads up. On the positive side - I trimmed an area in an hour that would normally take me several -- and NEVER had to get onto a ladder.
Got this when I grew tired of climbing up and down a ladder with a running gas chainsaw. I was expecting to just trim a couple of 2 inch limbs. However, I discovered I could do way more. Today, my gas chainsaw was giving me a hard time so I just whipped this thing out and take care of business. He recommended without hesitation.
I'm not the kinda guy that takes care of my tools. I'm very abusive and use them in the way that everyone says not to. That said, after I screwed up the original chain on this saw, I went to home depot and bought another one. It uses the homelite 8in chain. Once I got the hang of adjusting the chain, this little bad boy was just as relentless as I was. I removed dead and live branches from 12 spruce trees and then used it to cut 3, 8-in trunks. Well as you might have guessed, the chain is rather dull now and needs downward pressure to cut anything but it did everything I wanted too without a hitch. Yes, I did use bar oil that needs to be bought separately except for the trunks when I saw sparks coming from the chain. It was the end of the day and I was too lazy to put some in. It did what it supposed to do and it doesn't owe me a dime. Surprisingly, it's still alive so I'm gonna get another chain and do some cleanup of stubs. Would not hesitate to buy another if I killed this one but it's still going.
49out of49found this review helpful.
Review 12 for 6-Amp Pole Chainsaw
from Portland, OR, USA
Age Range:65 or over
Home Improvement Profile:Other
Was looking for something that was lightweight and easy to use. The Ryobi was all that I could hope for.
The Ryobi was ready to use right after taking it out of the box and putting OIL in the chain oiler. Was nice having the auto oiler, unlike many of the prunner I looked at that had a manual oiler. I have a driveway that is over 1/3 of a mile long and have prune all the trees on the driveway with no problems. I did this with the Ryobi even with a bad back.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Powerful, Great Engine, Light Weight
It really cuts well - slicing through good size branches of 4-5" thickness with ease. My only issue is that the head of the tool - the chain saw - is heavier that the handle/trigger end, so it takes effort to keep it balanced. I broke my elbow 2x and had surgery on it 3x - so holding up the heavy end is a challenge. 'Normal' people should have no problem. They just need to be careful when it cuts all the way through the branch, and be prepared so the chain saw end doesn't suddenly fall toward the ground!
The pole saw works great, very versatile, I used it to trim maple trees, effortless cutting. The length extension made it easy to access many areas. Only complaint is out of the box it doesn't include chain and bar oil, a necessity. If you have a power cord youre in business ! Follow all safety precautions, wear safety glasses at all times, bark and wood chips fly out and pose a danger. Works on regular house current. Just plug it in.
Have borrowed a mixed gas unit last couple of years for the 1/2 to 1 hour I need to trim around house and shop . Rebuilt carb first time and last year totally replaced carb and fuel lines due to ethanol gas . Same issue this year even though gas had been drained . So looked around and found this at Home Depot . I am very familiar with saws , I own a Pro Stihl 441 magnum , and do lots of cutting . Although Electric , I was really Impressed with this saw , Everything from 1" to 6" Oak limbs , No Problem . 1) Make Sure Bolt for Chain is Tight before using . 2) if Chain starts to hang down a little , Stop and Tighten . Although the drive is similar to a regular chainsaw , If chain gets to loose , it jumps the bar and may damage the chain . ( I was able to use a grinder and fix the 3 drive links that got hammered ) . 3) IT IS ELECTRIC !!! Let the Weight of the saw cut . With the bar being at an angle , you can basically get the saw up there , rest it on limb , and pull trigger . 4) Use GOOD Extension Cord !!! I Use 12 gauge in either 50' or 100' length . Quickest way to burn up a electric motor is to long a cord and to small of gauge wire size . Example stringing Two ( 2 ) 14 gauge 100' cords together . Bad Idea . To much power loss through cord , thus motor overheats .
All in All , A great Product for that occasional use that I need it for .
Fred H. Jacksonville, OR.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Cuts Well, Accurate, Good Size & Weight
I've purchased three of these saws over the last two years. The good: Its a really affordable, convenient saw that trims branches quite well. Lightweight, low maintenance, and cuts great. Its electric which means you won't struggle to get it started, though it doesn't seem to have any issues giving you the power you need -- you just need an extension cord of suitable length to get at your target. For the price its hard to complain, but it does have some durability issues inherent with its design. The bad: The chain likes to fall off and eventually it will catch in the bar, separating the metal just far enough that the chain no longer runs on it. Its a design flaw. I've bought three of them. and Ryobi clearly knows it has a design flaw, because of the three identical saws there are two different versions of the actual saw and the new version attempts to remedy the issue.. The older version has a cheap adjustment screw, and a lower quality nut that holds the guard and sprocket in place (which drives the chain around the bar). On this old version, you adjust tension with a small phillips head and remove the nut holding the guard with your own wrench. On the new version, they supply a hex wrench which 1) loosens the re-designed bolt that holds the guard in place (much more durable, holds guard in place tighter -- this was an issue because as it loosens the chain would come off) and 2) the same hex wrench has a special end on it for a redesigned tensioning screw that is about 5 times stronger than the old version (the old version would warp and strip making it hard to get a good tension on the chain..making it fall off) You won't be able to get replacement parts, and home depots protection plan doesn't kick in until ryobi's 3 year warranty expires. to redeem your ryobi warranty you need an authorized service center (good luck with that)... so at 99$ i've bought three of them. use them often. and when the ryobi warranty expires I'll redeem them under the extended protection plan. Summary: Check the saw before you buy it, the new improved version comes with a modified hex wrench. You'll be happier with it, and the features that make the saw useful will last longer.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, Easy to Store
Cons: Not Durable, no replacement parts, ryobi warranty is a hassle
I purchased this saw to help me take down three large Live Oaks. It more than did the job. My neighbors' all can't believe how easy it is to use! I'm a 58 year old woman and this saw was the reason I saved big $$'s by removing the trees myself!
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Light Weight